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Photography Workshop
in Paris


Maia Flore
Imagining and Constructing Your Images

09th, 10th and 11th of October 2015

Photography is an incredible medium for conferring magic qualities on representations of the real world: it makes improbable situations possible, transfigures the obvious, and gives form to mental landscapes.

During this workshop designed by Maia Flore as an experimental laboratory you will be given the opportunity to experiment with the widest possible range of photographic mises-en-scène. To achieve this we shall use texts, sketches, dreams, play on words, clothes and accessories, as well as a wide variety of different materials chosen by the participants.

By using this varied tool box we shall freely play with images by creating interactions with our environment, or by placing objects and devising different postures. We shall thus seek to create beautiful and original pictures which correspond to your aesthetic, philosophical, and poetic sensibilities.




Information and Programm

Maître de stage
Maia Flore

Lieu et Dates
VU' Agence & Galerie, Hôtel Paul Delaroche, 58 rue Saint-Lazare, 75009 Paris
Les 09, 10 et 11 Octobre 2015
(ven: 14h-20h / sam: 10h-20h / dim: 10h-18h)

Objectifs
- Apprendre à élaborer une mise en scène à partir de ses inspirations et intuitions
- Appréhender l’espace de la représentation photographique
- Construire une image par l’assemblage d’éléments visuels hétéroclites
- Repérer et analyser les éléments formels susceptibles d’être déclinés en une série
- Expérimenter des situations audacieuses permettant de décliner ces figures visuelles

Programme
Vendredi après-midi
- Lecture des portfolios des participants, analyse et évaluation d’objectifs
- Présentation des inspirations de chacun (croquis, textes, images de références) et 1er brief pour les préparatifs aux séances du lendemain

Samedi
- Présentation par Maia Flore de ses méthodes de travail et de ses réalisations
- Début des expérimentations photographiques par une mise en scène collective orchestrée par Maia Flore
- Travail seul ou en binôme de prises de vue : premières recherches de postures ou d’agencement de matière et d’objets en 3 lieux :
à petite échelle sur table / à échelle moyenne en espace intérieur / à plus grande échelle en espace extérieur (jardin de l’Agence VU’)

Dimanche
Journée d’approfondissement et de rendu, en présence d'une retoucheuse numérique professionnelle
- éventuelle suite des prises de vues : tentatives de déplacement des mises en scène réalisées dans l’espace de la ville et/ou prises de vues de décors extérieurs
- expérimentation de juxtaposition de différentes prises de vues : par découpage/collage traditionnel ou avec des logiciels de retouche numérique
- projection finale des travaux – bilan et conseils de Maia Flore

Materiel
- Croquis, textes courts ou romans, images de référence : toute inspiration pouvant donner un point de départ à vos recherches
- Vêtements, matériaux (non salissants et non polluants), accessoires divers pour vos mises en scène – Pensez également
aux manières de faire tenir, donner forme à ces éléments (scotch, ficelles, couture…) – Munissez vous si besoin de petits outils, par exemple d’une paire de ciseaux
- Des images d’archives pouvant servir de fond ou d’éléments visuels à ajouter à vos compositions
- Un appareil photo numérique, éventuellement avec un pied
- Un ordinateur portable
A noter : Il ne sera pas donné de cours de retouche numérique. Les personnes souhaitant intervenir numériquement sur leurs images doivent donc
posséder les logiciels ad hoc et en connaître l’usage.

Coût
- Plein tarif : 490 euros.
- Tarif réduit : étudiants, moins de 25 ans, demandeurs d’emploi : 390 euros.
- Personne bénéficiant d’une prise en charge (type AFDAS) : 540€.

Financements possibles
N’hésitez pas à nous demander les documents utiles à la constitution de vos dossiers de prise en charge (déclaration d'activité de formateur enregistrée sous le numéro 11 75 50839 75 auprès du préfet de région d’Ile-de-France).
Pour toute information sur vos droits à la formation, contactez le CARIF (Centre d’Animation, de Ressources et d’Information sur la Formation).

Informations & inscriptions
Mathias Nouel / +33 (0)1 53 01 85 84 / nouel@abvent.fr

Biography

Maia Flore
Born in 1988, in France. She is currently living in Paris.

Graduated from Ecole des Gobelins in 2010, she joined Agence VU' in 2011.

Her approach fits into a research of coincidences between reality and her imagination. Her world is a complete fabrication in form of touching and enchanting narrations, even surrealistic.

This is in Sweden she begins her first series "Sleep Elevations", a journey that indulges in childhood memories.
During the summer of 2012, while her first residence in Finland, Maia Flore explores new methods of representation and narration.

These researches will then continue at the Arts Center of Berkeley, California. Resulting two series (Situations and Morning Sculptures) that continue to explore the feelings of confusion in which the photographer places her characters as her audience.

She is exposed for the first time in February 2011 at the festival Circulation (s) of the Young European Photography in Paris.

More recently, as part of a White Card from Atout France and the French Institute, Maia Flore depicts the French heritage through her dreamy world in the series "Imagine France – Le voyage fantastique" actually exposed all over the world.

Along with her own work, she also responds to commands for the press and the private or public cultural sector.

In 2015, she wins Le prix HSBC pour la photographie.

General Terms

Participants
Limited to a maximum of 12 people.

Pre-enrollement
You can receive a pre-enrollement form by contacting:
Mathias Nouel / +33(0)1 53 01 85 84 / nouel@abvent.fr
This latter will have to be sent - at the latest - 20 days prior to the beginning of the workshop.
It must be accompanied by a postal check OR a bank transfert* of 50% of the total fee, and addressed to the order of: Agence VU’.
* the potential bank fees are in charge of the participant

Final enrollement
Once the Agency receive the form, your enrollement to the workshop will be confirmed by email. Then, you will be requested to pay the rest of the amount due within 10 days before the beginning of the workshop.

Reproduction and diffusion autorisation
The workshop participant authorizes Agence VU’ to reproduce and distribute:
- Any photographs of him or her taken during the workshop.
- The photographs and that have been chosen in a common agreement with the course leader.

These images will be used as documents in the framework of any communication material to advertise the workshops (on varied aid; internet, paper…). The participant renounce to ask for any compensation if any of her or his images were to be used in the communication of the workshops.

Cancellation
Participants who cancel 30 days before the beginning of the workshop will be given a 100% refund of their deposit. Participants who cancel between 30 and 15 days before the beginning of the workshop will be given a 50% refund of their deposit. Participants who cancel less than 15 days before the beginning of the workshop will not be given a refund except in cases of force majeure.

Workshop cancelation
Agence VU' reserves the right to cancel a workshop. In case of a cancelation, Agence VU will propose, in agreement with the concerned people, the possibility to take part in another workshop. In case no solution can be found, Agence VU will reimburse the fees to the participants.

Information & subscriptions

Mathias Nouel
+33(0)1 53 01 85 84







 

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